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School Of Rock, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 84 (May 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White & Sarah Silverman

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
The Special Collector's Edition includes an assortment of entertaining extras beginning with an audio commentary with director Richard Linklater and star Jack Black and a separate "Kids' Kommentary" featuring several of the schoolchildren/bandmembers from the movie. The disc also includes the humorous featurettes, "Lessons Learned In School Of Rock," "Jack Black's Pitch To Led Zeppelin," "KIds' Video Diary: Toronto Film Festival," and "MTV's Diary Of Jack Black." And, finally, some DVD-ROM content, a "School Of Rock" music video, and the trailer also appear.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33851
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Some rude humor and drug references
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/02/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Richard Linklater
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in a modified 1.33:1 full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
Dewey Finn (Black) is the guitarist and lead singer of a rock and roll band, and he plans on winning the upcoming battle-of-the-bands competition. His band feels they can

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 DVD picture offers nicely balanced colors that are rich and vibrant, with accurately rendered fleshtones, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures and definition. There is a minor amount of edge enhancement noticed, and pixelization is also limited for a picture that is satisfying overall. (Suzanne Hodges)

As one can surmise from the film